American Rails (American Rails: The Barons of 1850Railroad Barons)
Average rating 7.25 BGG average rating 7.44
Last played 16-Jan-2018 Players 3 - 5
Total plays 1 Designer Tim Harrison
Weight 1 Year 2009
Playing Time 90 mins BGG Entry BoardGameGeek

Player # plays # wins Average rating Last played
Frank 1 0 7.00 16-Jan-2018
Joe 1 1 8.00 16-Jan-2018
Oggie 1 0 7.00 16-Jan-2018
Tel 1 0 7.00 16-Jan-2018

In American Rails, each player assumes the role of a wealthy capitalist managing a portfolio of stocks and bonds in six fictional railroad companies. Through ruthless negotiation and rigorous planning, players struggle to increase the value of their holdings and reap the profits. The player with the most money at the end of the game will become the nation's first railroad baron and win the game.

This luckless game was inspired by John Bohrer's development of Chicago Express and the Historic Railroads System from Winsome Games. Set in the United States east of the Mississippi, American Rails features player-controlled variable turn order, "city dilution", and variable set-ups, giving this cutthroat train game an unprecedented level of replayability.